Born 1959 in Melbourne – AUSTRALIA.
Leo Cussen draws inspiration from Hollywood’s glamour era. His pastel works are characterised by repetition, text, movement and a sense of humour. The work has an intensity which is evident by the energetic application of his chosen medium.
Cussen uses repetition to embody the larger-than-life spirit of Hollywood, from a time when screen legends like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers reigned supreme. His fascination with the entertainment industry extends to the character of Dr Who, and Cussen has produced an extensive series of works based on this theme.
Within the context of his art-making, Cussen’s obsessions become a positive creative force.